Gendered Society

ISBN-10: 0199927464
ISBN-13: 9780199927463
Edition: 5th 2013
Authors: Michael Kimmel
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Book details

List price: $79.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/28/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Featuring a timely new chapter on gender and politics, the fifth edition ofThe Gendered Societyexplores current thinking about gender, both inside academia and in our everyday lives. Michael Kimmel challenges the claim that gender is limited to women's experiences--his compelling and balanced study of gender includes both masculine and feminine perspectives.Kimmel makes three bold and persuasive statements about gender. First, he demonstrates that gender differences are often extremely exaggerated; in fact, he argues that men and women have much more in common than we think they do. Kimmel also challenges the pop psychologists who suggest that gender difference is the cause of inequality between the sexes; instead, he reveals that the reverse is true--gender inequality itself is the cause of the differences between men and women. Finally, he illustrates that gender is not merely an element of individual identity, but a socially constructed institutional phenomenon.New to this Edition* New chapter (10) on Gender and Politics* New box theme--"Compared to What?"--that introduces global content* New "So What?" boxes, which debunk gender mythsEssential reading for both students and scholars,The Gendered Society, Fifth Edition, is an authoritative, incisive, and lively statement about contemporary gender relations from one of the country's foremost thinkers on the subject.

Preface
Introduction: Human Beings: An Engendered Species
Explanations of Gender
Ordained by Nature: Biology Constructs the Sexes
Spanning the World: Culture Constructs Gender Difference
"So, That Explains It": Psychoanalytic and Developmental Perspectives on Gender
The Social Construction of Gender Relations
Gendered Identities, Gendered Institutions
The Gendered Family: Biology Constructs the Sexes
The Gendered Classroom
Gender and Religion
Separate and Unequal: The Gendered World of Work
The Gender of Politics and the Politics of Gender
The Gendered Media
Gendered Interactions
Gendered Intimacies: Friendship and Love
The Gendered Body
The Gender of Violence
Epilogue: "A Degendered Society"?
Notes
Sources for Chapter Opening Art
Index

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